Experience a more gracious, graceful and traditional luxury Nile Cruise with the sedate majesty of a Dahabiya cruise. Jaz Yakouta will take you back in time to the gentler era when the elite and sophisticated travelers cruised on the Nile in style. Pleasure barges have always featured prominently in Egypt’s history. Cleopatra and Julius Caesar spent nine months sailing around Egypt. Ottoman officials insisted on the grandeur of the Dahabiya cruise for their journeys. European visitors from the 1860s onwards preferred to hire a Dahabiya at Cairo for a luxury Nile cruise at a civilized pace. Now you too can explore Egypt inelegance.